Balanced Budget Amendments

Is It Time for a Balanced Budget Amendment? | Craig Eyermann

It can be argued that the U.S. government has an excessive spending problem, where the politicians that American voters send to Washington D.C. in …

Government

Sorry, But American Democracy Is Still Edging Closer to Disaster

Charles P. PierceWisconsin became the 28th state to back a constitutional convention.

Liberal View

These 270 Congressional Republicans once wanted to outlaw their own tax cut legislation

"Why do families and businesses have to live within their means, but not Washington?"<p>For decades, support for a constitutional amendment to require a …

Government

Republicans in Congress are becoming Democrats when it comes to spending

What does it mean to be a fiscal conservative? The Republican Party is struggling to answer the question.<p>Just last week, the House passed a hurricane …

National Flood Insurance Program

The Record Surge In Our National Debt Is An Urgent Wake-Up Call For American Families

With little notice, our national debt recently surged to a historic record – an eye-popping 20 trillion dollars. Yet chances are few Americans noticed. Most of us went about our business, unaware of this unprecedented economic time bomb that has put our children’s future, and their children’s …

Opinion

State Legislators Preparing Rules For Constitutional Convention

Politicians and ordinary citizens have long lamented the country’s growing debt. U.S. debt now stands at over $20 trillion, with a massive budget …

Conservative View

The US owes $20 trillion — this may be the only way to get a balanced budget amendment

The United States is currently $20 trillion in debt, and Congress has yet to submit a balanced budget. A balanced budget amendment to the Constitution was submitted in January by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), but has yet to be ratified.<p>Chip DeMoss, the CEO of the Compact …

Constitutional Law

GOP Congressman Gives THIS Assessment About the State of the Republican Party

Rep. Ken Buck has declared that the Republican Party is dead.<p>“At one time, the blood of the people coursed through its veins, enlivening the party …

Conservative View

Full text: Senate 'skinny' Obamacare repeal bill

<i>The full text of the Senate "skinny" Obamacare repeal bill:</i><p>AMENDMENT NO.llll Calendar No.lll<p>Purpose: In the nature of a substitute.<p>IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES—115th Cong., 1st Sess.<p><b>H. R. 1628</b><p>To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for …

Politics

It Looks Like the Kochs' Dream of a Right-Wing Constitutional Convention Has Been Roadblocked

This year's legislative season saw a strong push in the states from right-wing groups, bankrolled by the Koch brothers and other ultra-conservative …

Government

How Conservatives Are Trying to Rewrite the Constitution

While Congress and the Trump administration continue to push the GOP agenda via legislation, other conservatives are trying to change the …

Constitutional Law

A Constitutional Amendment That Would Drain the Swamp

Congressional reform begins with stopping Congress from spending us into oblivion—and that begins with a balanced budget amendment to the …

Conservative View

Legit, This Should Scare The Bejesus Out Of You.

Government

Kochs Bankroll Movement to Rewrite the Constitution

A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, if …

Government

Wisconsin GOP moving to call for constitutional convention

Republican legislators want to make Wisconsin the 29th state to call for a convention to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, …

Madison

Why a Constitutional Convention Is the Last Thing We Need to Fix Our Democracy Right Now

With an authoritarian bully in the White House, producing an almost daily flow of erratic threats, it can be quite a challenge to focus on other …

Liberal View

Wisconsin Lawmakers Set to Consider Radical Proposal to Amend U.S. Constitution

×<p>Tag History<p>Wisconsin created by WI Budget Project at 03/08/2017 08:06 AM<br>• Constitution Wisconsin created by WI Budget Project at 03/08/2017 08:06 …

Government

Arkansas Senate wants to ban same-sex marriage and abortion in the U.S. Constitution

They just can’t let it go.<p>The Arkansas Senate voted 19–9 on Tuesday to ban same-sex marriage — everywhere.<p>Despite the fact marriage equality has been …

Equality

Repeal and replace turns to ‘fixing’ Obamacare as AARP rattles sabers

There’s long been an unwritten rule in Washington: Don’t piss off seniors, because they vote in higher percentages than younger demographics. That’s …

Medical Technology

Corporate America Is Inching Even Closer to a Constitutional Convention

During a Colorado Springs rally on Oct. 18, 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump announced, “The time for congressional term limits has finally …

Constitutional Law

12 Amendments Our Constitution Needs, But Not By Article V Convention

The United States has the second-oldest constitution in the world (second to the United Kingdom, whose unwritten constitution took its major shape …

Government

Constitutional convention advocates look to capitalize on Republican gains

They doubt they can reach the finish line this year, but advocates pushing for a new constitutional convention convened by the states say 2017 could …

Government